French croque monsieur
This French inspired Croque Monsieur is a deliciously indulgent hot cheese and ham sandwich. Frico Maasdam cheese is the perfect melting cheese for this recipe.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Nutritional values per serving:
487 kcal/2949 kJ
  • 8 slices crusty white bread
  • 30 g (2 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 4 thick slices ham 125 g (4 oz) Frico Maasdam cheese, cut into slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 ml (2 fl  oz) milk
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) sunfl ower oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to season
  1.  Spread 4 slices of the bread with the mustard, then top each with a slice of ham and Frico Maasdam cheese. Place the remaining bread on top of each.
  2. Beat together the eggs and milk in a shallow dish and season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Heat 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the oil in a large frying pan. Place 2 of the sandwiches in the egg mixture, leave for 1 minute, then turn over.
  4. Place the sandwiches in the frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes each side until golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  5. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches, serve immediately.
Wine suggestions
Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, France
Cook's tip
Frico Mild Edam cheese can be used as an alternative cheese.
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